Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

Marvel Comics

Written by Saladin Ahmed

Art by Carmen Carnero

Colors by David Curiel

Letters by Cory Petit

The Rundown: Opposing forces are closing in on Miles and its time for people to make a stand.

Miles’ parents find themselves on their way home from dinner with the family. Unfortunately, Jeff is going to realize that their casual walk home is going to be interrupted by government agents. Unable to reach Miles, Jeff has to think fast if he has any chance of protecting his wife and daughter.


At the same time, CRADLE is expanding its reach at Miles’ school. Miles’ friends decide enough is enough and they stand up for their freedom. An act that will draw not only unwanted attention, but the ire of the government.

To make matters worse, Miles faces a foe that is not only dressed like him, but also mimics both his moves and his powers.

The Story: Things are getting rough for Miles and Saladin Ahmed does a brilliant job of engaging the reader in the story right away. As Miles’ personal and professional life get more complicated, the story showcases the difficulties Miles faces. I loved this issue and its commentary on both government overreach and individual freedom. Everyone from Miles’ classmates to his parents have some great character moments. I can’t wait to see how dark this story gets for Miles and the cliffhanger ending teases that things are just getting started.

The Art: Carmen Carnero’s artwork is some of my favorite and this issue is no exception. The fight in Miles’ house was brilliant choreographed. The action was vibrant, beautiful and full of energy.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18




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